Weddings to me, as a photographer, can sometimes seem different. I’ll admit I’ve never been a bride, but I do know far too much about weddings. People ask me a lot why I like weddings and what draws me to them. It’s really hard question to answer because for me it’s hard to put into words.
I was talking to a friend the other day about planning her wedding and she was worried about cost, traditions and family drama. I can’t blame her, everyone worries about these things. It’s only natural and most families (especially mine) are a little crazy, mostly in a good way!
However, a wedding to me is more than all these things. A wedding, more importantly a marriage, is more than one day of celebration. I don’t believe you have to have a big wedding, an elaborate venue, food, drink, etc. In the end that’s not what’s memorable. Weddings to me are the perfect combination of beauty and strength. A wedding should be personal to a couple and set the ground for their marriage. Are you funky and fun? Or romantic and traditional? It should be intimate.
So, why do I love weddings?
Weddings light me up inside. They makes me realize I’m stronger than I ever thought I could be. Weddings makes me happy and sad at the same time. They empower me to be a better person and a better photographer. Weddings challenge and change me with each new couple I meet. Weddings are my Everest, and I get to climb to the top with each new couple’s story I am privileged to tell.
Remember why your getting married. Make your wedding memorable!